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​​​Middle East Studies Minor


The Middle East Studies minor at BSU offers courses related to the region of the Middle East. Students choosing the Middle East Studies as a minor will be exposed to the cultures and societies of the region through study of language, visual arts, history, and social science. Minors will take an interdisciplinary approach to the political and socio-cultural aspects of the many countries of the region. The program seeks to complement other interdisciplinary minors offered by BSU. It serves the following goals:
  • offer a structured program of courses related to the Middle Eastern region;
  • enhance both student awareness of geo-political complexities and student sensitivity to the diverse array of Middle Eastern cultures;
  • foster media literacy skills, cross-disciplinary analysis; and research opportunities that only an interdisciplinary minor can provide; and
  • prepare students for careers and post graduate study.

This multidisciplinary minor encompassing 6 courses (18 credits). No more than two courses may be taken in one department. At least 3 courses (9 credits) must be taken at 300 level or higher. Special-topics courses can be included in the minor, depending upon the specific topic covered with relation to the region of the Middle East. A grade of C or higher is required for all courses in the minor.

Complete 6 courses (18 credits) from the following:

ANTH-216
People and Cultures of the Near East
ANTH-340
Myths and Peoples of the Ancient Near East
ARTH-208
Survey of Islamic Art and Architecture
ARTH-211
Monuments as Cultural Symbols and Emblems of Power
ARTH-311
Orientalism
*ARTH-414
Art History Study Tour
COMM-365
Introduction Intercultural Communication
*COMM-430
Topics in Film
GEOG-374
 Middle East: Islam and Theater of Conflict
*HIST-439
Topics in Non-United States History: The Islamic Religious Tradition
HIST-474
Islamic Civilization to 1400
HIST-475
The Modern Middle East
*HIST-495
Undergraduate History Colloquium: Islamic History
LAAR-101
Elementary Arabic I
LAAR-102
Elementary Arabic II
POLI-385
Government and Politics in the Middle East
SOCI-214
Middle East Societies

*Special topics and study tour courses may be included in the minor, depending upon the specific topic covered, with prior consent of the Middle Eastern program coordinator.

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